Uttarakhand LIVE: Water level in Dhauliganga river rises in Chamoli district, casualties feared, ITBP personnel rushed for rescue

New Delhi: Water level in Dhauliganga river rises suddenly following avalanche near a power project at Raini village in Tapovan area of Chamoli district. Casualties feared. Hundreds of ITBP personnel rushed for rescue.

Chamoli district magistrate has instructed officials to evacuate people living in villages on the bank of Dhauliganga river.

The district magistrate and the superintendent of police have left for the spot.

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Disaster Alert-Report of breaking of a part of Nandadevi Glacier in Uttarakhand has been received. The districts on the Ganga River need to be on high alert and continuous monitoring of water level need to be done 24×7. If required people need to be evacuated and taken to safe place. NDRF, SDRF and PAC Flood Company are been given instructions to be on highest alert. Pl coordinate locally also., said Relief Commissioner of UP.

Rishiganga Power Project has been damaged due breach of a glacier in Tapovan area. People living on the bank of Alaknanda river are advised to move to safe places at the earliest, said Chamoli Police, Uttarakhand.

A disaster has been reported from Chamoli district. The district administration, police and disaster management departments have been directed to deal with the situation. Do not pay attention to any kind of rumours. Govt is taking all necessary steps, said Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat.

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